Choccywoccydoodah - meet the team
The staff at the Brighton-based cake shop are the fun-loving, creative chocolatiers and entertaining sales staff that make Choccywoccydoodah one of the wildest chocolatiers in the world.
In the words of the boss, Christine, 'they are all square pegs who have never fitted into round holes,' and that's what makes Choccywoccydoodah so special.
Queen of Confectionery - ChristineChristine heads a team of expert chocolatiers - all trained in her extraordinary techniques. She has very high standards, so she's not a woman to be messed with!
Through experimentation and innovation she has devised techniques that are truly unique to Choccywoccydoodah. They mould chocolate as if it's plasticine, and then let it harden so that they can carve it into magical forms. The recipe for their plasticine chocolate's top secret, so all the Choccywoccydoodah staff have to sign a confidentiality contract to stop the recipe from getting out.
For Christine 'chocolate is magical' and she wants her customers to be transported into her fantasy world when they arrive at Choccywoccydoodah. She meets and greets them and helps to design whatever chocolate creation they can dream up.
Captain Creative - DaveDave, a former pop star, joined the team with no CV and no chocolate experience. Until the age of 30 he had never even held down a 'proper' job. However, armed with a portfolio of his work from art school, he was taken on. 10 years later he's senior designer and undisputed 'Captain Creative' behind the eclectic designs.
Christine credits him with being 'the best chocolatier in the world' and says that between them they have taken chocolate to places it has never been before!
Boy Wonder – TomIn the past Tom went through jobs at the rate most pople go through clean socks - some lasting less than a day. Choccywoccydoodah has been a different story though. Since joining the team 3 and a half years ago, he has become Dave's right hand man.
Everything he knows he has learned from Captain Creative. He still has a problem with authority though and desperately wants Dave's job...
Company Sex God - JimJim the Baker was a busker before he joined Choccywoccydoodah 9 years ago. He was once signed to a label and planned to be 'the future of rock 'n roll'.
He is a fantastic cake maker and can magic up a whole array of delicious moist sponges in a variety of flavours. He prides himself on never using scales or any electrical equipment. He prefers do it all by hand and is amazing to watch in action.
French Fancy - DaveedBorn in France, Daveed, is the café manager. He has worked in the shop and the café so knows the company inside out.
Daveed used to work in restaurants and on private yachts. A trained dancer, he still does the odd show.
Daveed is referred to by Christine as her ‘french fancy’ and is very happy to live up to the name! He loves to dress up and be a flamboyant front man for the company when needed.
Flower Girl - JennyJenny has been working at Choccy for over four years. She studied drama and not wanting to work in an office looked for something more creative. She's one of the girls who will be showing newbie Rebecca the ropes.
Jenny loves everything Vintage; if she could have a superpower it would be time-travel so she could travel back and collect lots of clothes before they become vintage.
The Voice - RebeccaRebecca is the newest member of the Choccy floristry team and is wife to Jim the Baker as well the singer in the same band. She’s been with the company for a year now and has firmly found her feet, mastering the skills needed to make dainty flowers to compliment Dave and Tom’s creations.
Rebecca (Spex) always has a word to put in, and her endless enthusiasm and laughter are a fun and bubbly addition to the studio.
Shop Manager - BenBen has taken over from Gina as the Shop manager making sure the shop is always looking its best to entice customers into the Choccy world.
Ben was trained in acting and he adores Lily Savage. He has ambitions to make it on the stage as his drag queen alter-ego Shelley Benjamin.
Administrator & Product Finishing - StaceyOn moving to Brighton, Stacey decided Choccywoccydoodah was the only place where she was prepared to work. She says Brighton is the best place in the UK as you're allowed to be different from the norm. Her motto is not to take life too seriously.
Café Assistant - HenryHenry is café assistant as well as the party host in the boudoir. He uses his power of reading dishwasher tarot to tell the future. Giggly and delightful, Henry is a perfect gent.
Assistant Cafe Manager - PaulCompleting the trio of boys in the cafe alongside Daveed and Henry, Paul's mission is to keep anyone who visits full of chocolate and laughing.
He loves the theatre and everything to do with it but is also a geek at heart playing computer games and reading comics.
He has aspirations to one day become café manager.
Bakery Manager & Chocolatier - GuntisLatvian Guntis started at Choccywoccydoodah doing the washing up. Since then he has worked his way up the ranks to become Bakery Manager.
When he's not at work he enjoys rollerblading along the seafront, but his dream job would be as an ice hockey player or race driver - he loves to drive too fast.
Guntis is a powerhouse of production, robotically creating the most incredible chocolate treats from dusk till dawn.
Chocolatier - JanisJanis is Guntis's younger brother. He trained as a carpenter but is a wannabe computer geek, when he's not working with chocolate. With its sea and small city vibe he says Brighton reminds him of his home town in Latvia.
Always quick with a witty one liner, Janis is a hard working but funny figure, always there to pick up the pieces when things go wrong.
Texan Beauty - GinaTexan Gina landed on Choccywoccydoodah's door step and started work as Store Manager. Gina used to organise staff in the shop, and she was always coming up with innovative ways of drawing in the customers.
Gina left Choccy after series 1 of the show and is now busy pursuing her PR career.